AIM: Action, Implementation & Mitigation

AIMing for better wildfire outcomes before, during and after a fire.

A message from COCO’s Chief Operations Officer, Jonathan Bruno.


Developed in partnership with our Federal, State and regional partners, The Action, Implementation, and Mitigation Program (AIM) seeks to increase local capacity and support wildfire risk reduction activities in high-risk communities. Coalitions and Collaboratives, Inc. (COCO) provides direct support to place-based wildfire mitigation organization through pass-through grant funding, on-site engagement, mentoring and training on proven best mitigation practices; provides ongoing mentoring and support to funded groups focused on accomplishing wildfire risk-reduction actions, in order to ensure programmatic sustainability at a local level; and provides technical expertise and subject matter expert resources to help high-risk communities achieve their wildfire adaptation goals.

Awards are intended to help accelerate fire adapted community concepts, increase resiliency and local capacity  and protect firefighters and communities. Funding will be provided to a wide array of organizations.  

AIM is:

  • An action based group made up of wildfire mitigation practitioners who have received funding and/or support to complete risk reduction activities.
  • A program aimed at increasing the diversity of funding available to allow organizations the ability to increase the scale and pace of mitigation activities.
  • A complementary program to existing resources and programs currently underway.

The AIM Program is co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

COVID-19 note from the USFS WUI/FAC Program Manager, Pam Leschak.

For more background information on what AIM’s Program Managers hope to accomplish, please review this volume of Fire Management Today.

Grant Recipients

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1.Alpine Area Wildfire Protection Coalition (WY)
2.Audubon Canyon Ranch (CA)
3. Big Thompson Watershed Coalition (CO)
4. Blackfoot Challenge (MT)
5. Cascadia Conservation District (WA)
6. Clearwater Resource Council (MT)
7. Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed (CO)
8. Dovetail Partners (MN)
9. Durango Fire Protection District (CO)
10. Elk Creek Fire Protection District (CO)
11. Fire Adapted Methow Valley (WA)
12. Firesafe Council of Nevada County (CA)
13. Forest Stewards Guild (NM)
14. Fourmile Watershed Coalition (CO)
15. Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HI)
16. Huerfano County (CO)
17. Island Park Sustainable Fire Community (ID)
18. Jefferson Conservation District (CO)
19. Kittitas County Conservation District (WA)
20. Klamath Watershed Partnership (OR)
21. Lake County and Cook County (MN)
22. Lower Musselshell Conservation District (MT)
23. maqlaqs gee’tkni (OR)
24. Mattole Restoration Council (CA)
25. Meade County FireWise (SD)
26. Mendocino County Fire Safe Council (CA)
27. Mountain Valleys Resource Conservation & Development Council (NC)

28. Mt. Adams Resource Stewards (WA)
29. Pinetop Fire Department (AZ)
30. Platte Canyon Fire Protection District (CO)
31. Plumas County Fire Safe Council (CA)
32. Salmon River Restoration Council (CA)
33. Saws & Slaws (CO)
34. South Willamette Solutions (OR)
35. Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection (CO)
36. United Way of Missoula County (MT)
37. Washoe Tribe (NV & CA)
38. West Region Wildfire Council (CO)
39. Whatcom Conservation District (WA)
40. Wildfire Adapted Partnership (CO)
41. Wildfire Network (NM)
42. Woodland Hills Fire Department (UT)
43. Yosemite Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (CA) 

Learn More About Our Recipients

AIM Team

Jonathan Bruno | Ali Lerch | Pam Wilson | Wendie Warner | Maria Petkash | Adrian Knight